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Orkin ranks Nashville in top 10 for cities with most mosquitoes

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Music City has made another top 10 list, but it's probably not a list we want to be on.

Three Tennessee cities have made Orkin's Top 50 Mosquito Cities List.

Knoxville comes in at No. 33, and Memphis is ranked No. 14.

Unfortunately, Nashville is ranked at No. 10.

Orkin says cities are ranked by the number of mosquito customers served between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. This includes both residential and commercial clients.

Below is the list of the top 10:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. New York
  5. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  6. Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
  7. Houston, TX
  8. Detroit, MI
  9. Charlotte, NC
  10. Nashville, TN

Orkin released these tips to help homeowners protect themselves against mosquitoes:

  • Remove standing water buckets, toys and other containers
  • Change water weekly in bird baths, fountains, potted plants
  • Keep pool water treated and circulating.
  • Regularly clean gutters so water doesn’t pool.
  • Trim shrubbery, as adult mosquitoes like to rest in dark areas with high humidity

Click here to see the full list naming the top 50 cities.

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